Friday 28th September


We have been focusing on more Place Value work this week. Today children were introduced to the Part/Whole model and were encouraged to ‘partition’ a number into different amounts of tens and ones.
eg. 72 = 70 + 2, 60 + 12, 50 + 22 etc. We will be looking at this more next week and I have put certain tasks on Purple Mash to help support this. All children can practice at home if they wish, using the log in at the front of their homework books.

This week we have been looking at Information posters. We identified the key features and created our own posters to be displayed in school. The focus was on keeping ourselves and others safe.

We have also been working really hard to prepare for our Harvest Festival. We have been learning our song and completing collage based artwork.

During our RE session we also created some Artwork to represent the sixth day of creation. The children produced some lovely pieces.

Our TTRockstar test was completed yesterday and our spelling test was done today. New spellings have gone home and you should see from your child’s previous multiplication test what they need to work on ready for next week.

Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Clough.

Friday 11th September

Hello everyone,

We have had a really good first full week back at school. The children have started looking at Place Value in Maths, taking their time to identify how many tens and ones are in a number and also writing 2-digit numbers in words.

We are focusing on the text ‘Here we are’ by Oliver Jeffers in English and today were selecting words that rhyme, ready to complete our own class poem on Monday.

Children have been sent home with a ‘homework folder’ today. These will be used to keep log in cards, spelling work and completed times table tests until we have our purple homework books. These will then all be stuck into these books so need to be kept very safe.
Children will need the folders/books every Friday as this will be the day they get tested on their spellings and given new spellings.

Children will have their times table test on a Thursday and will all start on their 10’s. We will focus on multiplication to start with and children will receive the same test each week until they have completed the whole sheet correctly in under 5 minutes. They will then move on to their 5’s.
These sheets will come home with them on a Friday so that you can see how they are progressing and the children can work on the ones they are finding more challenging.

The TTRockstar app along with spelling shed can be used to practice spellings and times tables.

Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Clough.


Hi everyone,

The children have had a really busy week and have worked so hard. I am super proud of them and so today we have had our movie treat and some free play this afternoon.

There is also NO HOMEWORK or SPELLINGS for the half term. I would like the children to enjoy the holidays and have a good break, ready for the last part of the term.

Thanks for all your support,
Miss Clough.


Hi everyone,

There will be no homework menu going home this half term. Instead children will be getting weekly spellings, reading and/or Maths tasks to do. These will be given out on Friday and the children will have the following week to complete them.

I shall be taking homework books in every Thursday to mark and then sending them home again on the Friday with the next weeks tasks.

I hope this is all okay,

Many Thanks,

Miss Clough.

Happy New Year

Welcome back!

I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. It was great to see all the children back and in such good form this week.


We have started work on multiplication this week. Our focus has been on making equal groups and writing corresponding number sentences using addition. Eg. I have 3 groups of 5.

5 + 5 + 5 = 15.


Children have been continuing on with their read, write, inc. We will also be preparing for a visit later this term from Steve Antony. He is the Author and illustrator of the books ‘The Queen’s handbag and I’ll wait, Mr Panda’. Our afternoon work will be focused around these books and I shall keep you all updated with the work the children produce.

Art & Design

I introduced the topic of ‘puppets’ this week. The children were delighted and very eager to get to work. We will not actually be making puppets for a few weeks as we will need to focus on joining materials, planning and designing first but I am excited to see the children so engaged.

Spellings will go out today. Children can complete these on the spelling hub website or in their books. A new homework menu has also been given out so they can set about completing some tasks of it before the end of this term.

Times table test will be Monday next week due to Mrs Crowe being in with Year 2 that day. Hope that is all okay.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Clough.

School Trip

Just a reminder to get your trip letters back in as soon as possible so that your child is able to come on our trip on 7th December. I have had quite a few parents ask about coming, which is hugely appreciated. As it stands we have got enough adults but thank you for all the offers. I shall keep that in mind as next terms trip approaches.

Also in class this week we have started practicing the Christmas play. If children could be learning their lines as much as possible that would be brilliant. They can do this instead of their school reading book as long as it is noted down in their reading record. Don’t panic about costumes. A letter will be going out towards the end of this week.

Have a good week,

Miss Clough.

Maths practice

This might help children to navigate around a number square. Working on adding ones and tens would be really beneficial, as well as starting to build on their mental recall of facts. Thanks, Miss Clough.

This week in Year 2

Just an update on what we have been learning in Year 2 this week.


We have been adding 2 two digit numbers this week in Maths. Children have been introduced to using the number line method to support this. It would be really useful if you could work on mental addition with the children. Number bonds to ten and addition and subtraction of ten numbers so that children can become more fluent with their number facts to support their work. We will be moving on to subtraction next week as well as solving word problems using our new skills.


Our topic this half term has been materials. Children have already carried out an investigation which involved finding the best paper towel to absorb water. The made predications about what would happen and recorded their results using a chart. They could then evaluate what they found out.

We have also looked at natural and man made materials, where they could be found and what objects we have around school that are made from natural and man made materials.


Our class text text is The Christmasaurus. It has been so lovely to see so many children with their own copy. This is not essential but nice for the children to participate in Class Reading. The only rule is they must not read ahead of where we are at in Class.

Enjoy the rest of your week,

Miss Clough.

Design a school competition…

A competition sheet to design a school has been sent home with the children this week. All entries will be entered into a nation wide competition to win the opportunity to have their design made into a real Lego model! We will be also have a few small prizes for a chosen winner from each class. We hope you enjoy this task and ask if completed entries can be returned to no later than Friday 30th November, happy designing everyone! 👍

Homework and spellings.

Due to reading practice and the church service this afternoon we have not done a spelling test today. However, children have still got new spellings and a new homework menu in their homework books.
Can I also remind children to log on to spelling shed as well if possible.

Miss Clough.